Perfecting day-to-night style, a glamorous, head-turning cape is a luxe statement piece for winter. Great for colder months, cape is a stylish and practical alternative to your everyday winter coat.
There’s a reason to look super stylish this winter – the cape is an effortless piece that can be worn causally or dressed up for a night out. Whether a wool-blend (heavy wool fabric is soft and chill blocking), with an oversized collar or front pockets, a cape coat offers a wide variety of choice.
“Capes work with any tailored outfit – leggings, skinny jeans, a pencil skirt and fitted knit sweater.” — Rachel Zoe
The season’s most striking cover up is also the easiest one to wear. Just toss on a cape coat and go. It’s high fashion drama in one fell swoop. Designers offer quite a few ways to wear your cape. Which one do you prefer?
How To Wear Cape Coat in Winter
- For an elegant flair choose a cape coat in black leather, supple as fabric, with the above-the-ankle hem. Vertical slits allow arms to peek out with charm, or to show off a glam attire like a pair of gloves or matching wide bermuda pants and white blouse as seen in Valentino.
- For a more sporty flair choose a single breasted cape in rich colour. Go for a 1960s edge strawberry peach cape with a drop-waist silhouette and a matching belt (Marni). For a boxier, more masculine silhouette look for an exuberantly layered cape in indigo blue as seen in Haider Ackermann.
- Would you consider wintery gold embroidery, sequin and bead embellishments to decorate the wool-blend felt cape-style coat? The style was seen in Dolce & Gabbana and followed winter’s hot trend: Baroque chic. It’s like a cape, a coat and a dress at the same time.
poncho photo by CastawayVintage